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The Buzz November 23, 2020

Lead Principal Update

Annual General Meeting Information

Our Annual General Meeting is happening this Wednesday, November 25 at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held over Zoom via these codes or link:

Meeting ID: 853 9142 7063
Passcode: 5FRgcB
AGM Zoom Link

You can further prepare for the AGM by referencing these materials:

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening! If you have any questions, please submit them to the MRCS Board of Directors ahead of the AGM by emailing

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are taking place this Thursday and Friday. Teachers will be available to meet for 15-minute conferences over Zoom at the following times:

  • Thursday, November 26 from 3:30-8:00 PM
  • Friday, November 27 from 8:15 AM-2:00 PM

For Thursday conferences, parents must sign up by Wednesday at 3:00 PM to get the Zoom meeting links and corresponding instructions in time.

For Friday conferences, parents must sign up by Thursday at 3:00 PM to get the Zoom meeting links and corresponding instructions in time.

If you would like to book an online conference, please sign up with a parent first and last name (not the student’s name) using the links below. Look for the teacher’s name at the top of the sign-up sheets to make sure that you are signing up for your child’s teacher:

K-7 Teachers
Gr. 8-12 Teachers
Mr. Davison (Music/Band)
Mrs. Wiersma (Student Support)

No School This Friday

Due to the Parent-Teacher Conferences, there will be no classes in session this Friday (November 27).

Last Day to Order

This is the last day to put in a Purdys order to help our graduating class raise money for their upcoming graduation experiences. Although they cannot do the usual grad celebrations this year, we are determined to find safe and fun ways to commemorate their graduation year.

If you like to give/eat yummy chocolate and would like to help our 2021 graduates at the same time, please contact Mrs. Sowerby at Mrs. Sowerby will connect you with a grad, so you can use their code when making your online order.

All orders must be submitted and paid for online by Monday, November 23.

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November 24 – Elementary and High School Report Cards distributed
November 25 – Annual General Meeting, 7:00 PM
November 26 – Parent-Teacher Conferences, evening
November 27 – Parent-Teacher Conferences – NO SCHOOL

High School Homework Club

Homework Club (for Grades 8-12) is happening weekly in the high school student lounge. Students will be assigned to specific areas according to their learning groups. Homework Club is on a first come, first served basis and will not accept students once all the spots are filled.

Location: High School Lounge
Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 PM
Educational Assistant: Mrs. Cox

High School

Jr. Boys Basketball – 3:00-4:30 PM
Sr. Boys Basketball – 4:30-6:30 PM

Gr. 8 Co-ed Basketball – 4:00-5:30 PM
Girls Basketball – 7:00-9:00 PM

Sr. Boys Basketball – 3:00-5:00 PM
Jr. Boys Basketball – 5:00-6:30 PM
Girls Basketball – 7:00-9:00 PM

Middle School

Boys Basketball – 3:00-4:30 PM

Girls Basketball –  2:30-4:00 PM

Gift Cards Orders

Last year, we ran a gift card program that was very popular and we’ve been asked if we’re running it again this year. The good news is that there is an easy way to order gift cards online through the Fundscrip organization that we used last year. Please note that there are shipping costs to have the order delivered to your home address.

If you would like to make an online gift card order, here are the steps:
Go to:
Click “Support a Group”
Use our school’s code: NW92WT
Choose your gift cards
Choose your method of payment
Choose your method of shipment

We are also happy to announce two additional gift card options through these local retailers:

Meridian Farm Market has a fundraising gift card program that gives 30% of their gift card purchases back to our school.

Haney Home Hardware has generously offered to give our school a 20% share of any Home Hardware gift cards ordered for their store.

Please contact Monet, if you would like to make a Meridian Farm Market or Home Hardware gift card purchase: Meridian or Home Hardware Gift Cards

Wrapping Up 2020

What’s better than Giving Tuesday? Giving December! This year we are inviting you to participate in our year-end giving extravaganza that is being kicked off by Giving Tuesday on December 1st.

Any donation received during the month of December, will be matched up to $25,000 thanks to the generosity of the Baric Foundation. We will also be giving away a bundle of student art cards (pictured below) as a thank-you gift for every Giving December donation.

A matching gift that doubles your donation and joy-filled student art? What a beautiful and uplifting way to end 2020 a good note!

Please contact Stephanie Carroll at or 604.465.4442 if you have any questions.

Dinner & Auction

This is a heads up that there will be an online version of the dinner and auction in March 2021. The details are still taking shape, but it will include an at-home dinner option, an online auction, and other fun experiences to enjoy during the evening of the event. We will keep you posted!

If you already know of an item/service you would like to donate to the MRCS auction, please let Monet Lamphere know at or 604.465.4442.

Doing Our Part

At MRCS, we are doing everything we can to provide a safe and healthy educational environment. As COVID cases are on the uptick in BC, please remain vigilant in adhering to the guidelines set out in our health and safety plan.

MRCS Health and Safety Plan »

Access to Friday Chapels

In a typical school year, our Friday chapels are open for all to attend. Since that is not possible this year, we are going to start emailing our current MRCS families the livestream chapel every week.

If you know of grandparents or other family members who would also like to view the chapels, please feel free to forward them the link when you receive it on Friday morning.

Let the Office Know

If your child is going to be late/absent or if s/he will have to leave school during the day — let the office know! Please call 604.465.4442 or email ( the office to explain why your child is missing school to have it properly recorded. Students who are leaving during the school day need to go to the front office to sign out before leaving the school.

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Loving our Neighbour

As their school damage is being addressed, it has been a quiet week next door at Fairview Elementary. We wanted to find a way to show their staff and students how much we care about them and miss seeing them across the field. So several of our elementary classes made hearts with encouraging notes that will be put up in Fairview’s hallways for when their students and staff are able to return. MRCS staff members have also been filling up a card with their own messages of love and support.